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If I was to go to college for my Associate Degree in nursing, can I then go to another college for my Masters and become a Midwife?

I want to become a midwife nurse and the school that I am considering does not offer Masters in nursing, This school is my number one school that I want ot go to despite the major. #mid-wife

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You can absolutely do that. I got my BSN (Bachelor's) at one school, and I am currently finishing my Masters at a state university. To be honest I feel like the best advanced degree nurses have worked as a floor RN and then worked for their degree after that. As a midwife you will have a lot of responsibility and people's lives in yur hands, so being prepared and having experienced some of that before you are in an advanced practice is very helpful. I would recommend working on a labor and delivery floor, NICU, or post-partum unit as a nursing assistant while obtaining your degree, even if it is a couple times a month, just so you get the feel of the area and type of nursing. It will make you a better midwife to know what the nurses on the units taking care of your patients actually do, and it helps you learn how to take the team approach by being familiar with what ever member of the team's jobs are. Maybe try some volunteer work first Many hospitals have "baby cuddlers" who volunteer to hold babies that have been given up for adoption or removed from their parents so they can still have a bond with someone and get the physical comforting babies need. I hope this helps!

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